Defence Forces Training Centre Road Closures

The Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC), as part of ongoing training will conduct, from time to time, live firing practices on Range No.3 which will necessitate the temporary closure of a 1.6km section of the Hollow Road as part of strict control and safety measures put in place in accordance with Section 274 of the Defence Acts.

The Defence Forces takes all necessary measures to ensure public safety during the firing of live ammunition on its firing ranges. Local alternative routes are available and military personnel are in place at the Hollow Road to advise on short local detours.

Please note that additional dates may be added. On all occasions where an additional date is added above, it will be done so at least a minimum of 48hrs in advance of the temporary road closure itself. Also please note that from time to time cancellations of Firing Practices and the associated temporary road closure may occur.

General Information

The Hollow road is a Public Road. The road closure itself involves a 1.6km section of the Hollow Road being closed as part of safety measures effected whilst Range No.3  is in use.

In order to minimize any possible inconvenience to the local populace and effect on school/work traffic, the Hollow road is temporarily closed only between the hours of 10am and 2pm on the days when Range No.3 is in use.

Confirmed Dates

The Defence Forces Training Centre will be conducting Firing Practices on Range No.3 on the following dates:

  • Monday 7th January, 2019 from 1000hrs - 1400hrs
  • Tuesday 8th January - Wednesday 9th January, 2019 from 1000 - 1400hrs each day
  • Thursday 10th January, 2019 from 1000hrs - 1400hrs
  • Friday 11th January, 2019 from 1000hrs - 1400hrs
  • Monday 21st January, 2019 from 1000hrs - 1400hrs
  • Wednesday 30th - 31st January, 2019, from 1000 - 1400hrs each day
  • Thursday 7th February, 2019 from from 1000 - 1400hrs
  • Thursday 14th February, 2019 from 1000hrs - 1400hrs
  • Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st February, 2019 from 1000 - 1400hrs each day
  • Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th February, 2019 from 1000 - 1400hrs each day

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